Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Rockies

Paul Humphreys & Andy McCluskey – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark In a year of seemingly unending ups and downs, 2016 held one of my personal and professional high points. I was granted an in-person interview with two of my all-time musical heroes, Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Best […]

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Festival Of My Dreams

I’ve been lamenting the lack of compelling festival lineups this year, and instead of whining about what I’m not seeing, I thought I’d compose a list of what I would like to see at a music festival – preferably my own. (No, really, I’m hoping to put on a music festival here in my home […]

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Top Ten

My friend Jen tagged me with this on Facebook – “List the top ten albums that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t overthink or worry about them being “right” – just ones that touched you” It says to tag 10 people more, but I don’t like saddling people with a task or chore. […]

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Lou Reed II

(I wrote about Lou Reed yesterday, but today I realized I had more to say.) Most people who are into music – well, rock music anyway – feel one way or another about Lou Reed. I don’t hear too many people say they don’t like him, but I’m sure there are many. His music & […]

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ThURGHsday! #7 – Oingo Boingo

URGH! A Music War was probably my introduction to Oingo Boingo: “Ain’t This The Life” But I would hear their music here & there in early 80’s movies like Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Surf II, and the “Squeezit the Moocher” segment from Forbidden Zone. (Trivia Nugget: I had a college radio show named “The Forbidden […]

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1985 – Best year for music, ever?

The other day, I found myself wanting to hear some Psychedelic Furs, so I put on Mirror Moves (1984) and I tweeted about it. That led somehow to me listening to The Smiths’ Meat Is Murder (1985), which in turn led me to listen to OMD’s Crush (1985). Naturally, Listen Like Thieves (1985) by INXS and The Cure’s The Head […]

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